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DENVER – A rock slide has closed the westbound lanes of Interstate 70, creating delays for people heading from the Denver area to Colorado ski areas.
Colorado Department of Transportation officials said Friday that westbound vehicles between Beaver Brook and Dumont are being turned back, and that the closure and delays may be extensive.
In a news release sent late Friday morning, the Colorado Department of Transportation said eastbound I-70 will be closed from noon to 3 p.m. Friday as crews perform rock blasting and other mitigation work to remove rock that has become unstable. Closures on eastbound I-70 will be at exit 203 for Frisco and exit 205 for Silverthorne, and eastbound U.S. 6 Loveland Pass will be closed from Arapahoe Basin to I-70, according to the news release.
Officials say an alternative route to Summit County is U.S. Highway 285 to Colorado State Highway 9, but that also is likely to experience delays.
Travelers can check www.cotrip.org for the latest information.
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